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Job Summary

The job holder will serve as a leader working in close proximity with the surgical team responsible for life and death situations

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

The surgeon must ensure that the surgical team is working at peak performance.

He/she will manage post-operative recovery and follow-up care.


Report To: Medical Director


Main tasks:
  • Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Follow established surgical techniques during the operation
  • Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or
  • improve or restore patients' functions.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination
  • results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopaedic conditions and provide treatments, such as
  • medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Operate on patients to treat conditions.
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons
  • Prepare case histories.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Provide weekend cover either by same or in conjunction with Locum Surgeons


Research: Conduct research and clinical audit


Training: Training of clinical team as and when necessary.


Administrative Function: As scheduled by the Medical Director – one day per week set aside for admin functions.


Qualification and Requirements

  • A degree in Medicine from an accredited school of Medicine
  • A Member / Fellow of Ghana College Physicians and Surgeons or of the West African College of Physician or of any other accredited college of Postgraduate studies in Medicine
  • Licensed to practice by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council
  • A recommendation from a consultant will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • He/she must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Must always have the ability to think and act critically
  • Must show understanding and support to patients in emergency situations
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills
  • Possess good decision-making ability even under pressure
  • Must have a keen eye for every important detail
  • He/she should be able to work as part of a team or even lead a team if need be
  • Ability to stay calm even in the most chaotic of scenarios
  • Ability to organize workload and work under pressure.
  • Assertiveness- ability to articulate views and decisions and stick to them where necessary.
  • Trustworthiness – ability to conduct self in a manner which elicits trust, respect and confidence of team members, clients, colleagues and suppliers

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